Undulated Tinamou Crypturellus undulatus

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The Undulated Tinamou is a ubiquitous species of river forest and second growth in the Amazon basin but also occurs in the drier tropical and subtropical regions of south central and eastern South America. As with most species in the genus Crypturellus, its plumage lacks strong color patterns. A ground-foraging omnivore, the Undulated Tinamou feeds on small fruits, seeds, and insects and is considered fairly common throughout its range. Its distinctive three-note song often is among the first bird sounds one learns in Amazonia.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Undulated Tinamou (Crypturellus undulatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: